Saturday, May 29, 2010

the new Subway sandwich & rambles.

Did you know that Subway now has chicken salad? It does! We have a Subway in our Walmart. After shopping for groceries, I'm always starving (maybe because I'd also not eaten any lunch!), so I decided to give the new Orchard Chicken Salad a whirl!

And, of course, I'm here to share my experiences with you. The positive and the negative. I'm just helpful like that, I guess!

So one of my friends loved the sandwich, and one of them hated it. I was kind of weary to try it, but I did anyway. And I'm glad I did :) I couldn't find a good photo of it, but it looks pretty much like regular chicken salad. Ha.

It definitely is not too mayonnaise-y. It's got mixed apples in it and some type of dried cranberry (??) Not really sure. I don't think it had any grapes. No celery that I saw, and also no nuts that I can remember. I added tomatoes, green peppers, lettuce, and a *smidge* of mayonnaise. Only because it looked like it might be a little dry, and I hate dry sandwiches.

Overall, I'd give it a B+. It did seem like it was lacking something. If I could redo it, I'd add salt and pepper. I really recommend adding a little salt. And definitely add veggies. I'll probably add cucumbers and onions next time, as well. I really love a lot of veggies on my sandwiches from Subway -- especially since you're paying for them anyway, so you might as well load up!

I do think it's the perfect little lunch for a hot summer day. Sometimes I think I should be hired as a national spokesperson for Subway, because I can't say enough good things about this food establishment. Everything is just so good. Oh, and it's also a $5 footlong!! Definitely worth the try :)


5 days until I'm headed back home! Today has been full of grocery shopping -- mostly for snacky foods to keep Mark alive while I'm gone! Later, we will probably take Piper to the nature trail down the street. I think I've settled on Fuzzi Bunz cloth diapers for our little girl. In fact, I'm 80% positive that's the brand I'm going with.

I can get 18 diapers for $323 OR 18 diapers with extras (travel tote, diaper pail liner, cloth wipes, detergent etc.) for $385. It really just seems like the best buy. The biggest selling point, to me, is that they have snaps. No velcro. And velcro is notorious for becoming un-sticky and becoming a big mess over time. Snaps last a lifetime. Plus, FuzziBunz adjust in the waist and in the leg holes. So if we have a chunky-thighed baby or a skinny-legged baby, they adjust to fit her. No matter what. And they're one size, so she'll wear them from 7lbs - 35lbs. It really just seems like the best buy.

If any of you out there have ever tried FuzziBunz, let me know how you liked them! They're one of the most popular diapers out there & get great reviews. I'm just having the hardest time ever deciding.

Yesterday, we stuck headphones on my stomach & let Punkin listen to Braham's Lullaby (not my favorite..), Spring by Vivaldi, and one of Mozart's piano concertos. She kicked up a storm and loved it. I'm already looking forward to the day when I take her to the music store for her to pick out her very first instrument. I wonder which one she'll choose! I'm hoping for cello already -- I'm totally partial. I'm so excited for her. And I'm excited to go home in 5 days. Hoping Sprout stays put this week.. :)


  1. The second link you posted is for the sized FuzziBunz. The one size package is $2 cheaper!

    I'd probably get the one without the extras because I'd like more control over those. I wanted a detergent I could buy locally and "cute" wetbags. I do love my Planetwise pail liner though! I made my own wipes, but cheap terry washclothes from Target work well too. We use both.

    I can't offer any opinions on FB, we use BG. Good luck deciding!

  2. Uh oh, really?! I'll probably just do the regular 18 pack w/out the extras. I think. I do have a bumGenius diaper, but I'm really more of a fan of snaps instead of velcro. Even though velcro is faster. But the fact that you can adjust the size in the legs AND the back reallllly sounds nice for FB!! Thanks :)

  3. PS. I changed my link to the right one :) :)

  4. I saw that new sandwich... I'm not brave enough to try it. I never liked chicken salad until I made my own from SCRATCH. That's the only CS I like. :)

    Yay for choosing a diaper! Well, for the most part. ;)

  5. I'm the same way -- I really liked diced grapes, nuts, and celery in it. Apples is a plus too. But it was a nice refreshing sandwich on a hot day. Of course, I have no idea about the nutritional info on the sandwich... it could be loaded with fat. Ha! I should check that out..